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. there was a jump in construction jobs. almost 40,000, because of hurricane sandy rebuilding and the housing recovery. >>> and in washington, the new congress is gearing up to get down to work. they have a full plate in front of them, with their fair share of bitter battles already looming. abc's tahman bradley joins us, now, from washington, with the latest. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. right out of the gate, members of this new congress have a lot to deal with. they have to take on spending and deficit reduction. but the first order of business is aid for people still struggling to put their lives back together after hurricane sandy. the newly sworn in 113th congress gets down to business today. first up, a vote on a $9 billion aid package for victims of superstorm sandy. but that's only a fraction of the $60 billion in aid the senate had approved. the house adjourned earlier in the week, before the vote, which set off a firestorm. northeastern politicians erupted. >> republican leadership has turned their backs on new yorkers. >> we sent them there. we s
and underway. >>> just three weeks after the sandy hook elementary massacre a gun show was held not far from the city of new up to. there was pressure from newtown officials to not hold the show, but organizers say this is how they make a living. some gun shows an hour away from newtown cancelled or rescheduled. >>> no idea what the president has in mind, but down the road it could be many things that could jeopardize gun show promoters and gun dealers and gun sales in general. >> certainly the opportunistic push for gun control, leveraging the tragedy at sandy hook i think is despicable. >>> gun dealers everywhere report strong sales since the november election and especially since sandy hook. >>> a piedmont man's ten-year-old daughter has motivated him to help get guns off the street. hurry action to the sandy hook massacre prompted him to start his own cash for guns program. we explain. >>> nicky jordan lives in piedmont. she's actually glad she's alive anywhere. >> one of the girls who didn't live in the husband got out the gun and put it to my head and pulled the trigger. >> that happen
the sandy hook elementary massacre a gun show was held not far from the city of newtown. there was pressure from newtown officials to not hold the show, but organizers say this is how they make a living. some gun shows an hour away from newtown cancelled or rescheduled. gun dealers everywhere report strong sales since the november election and especially since the sandy hook massacre. >> a piedmont man's ten-year-old daughter has motivated him to help get guns off the street. her reaction to the sandy hook tragedy prompted him to start his own cash for guns program. she said the girl laughed, saying the safety was on, then 17 years later she said her brother was shot by his best friend. >> my brother was shot through the head so i never got to see him again, and i raised him and it was the most horrific experience of my entire life. ripped out my heart. >> tom said he wants to prevent what jordan experienced from happening to anyone. he has a ten-year old daughter who attends a school in piedmont. after the sandy hook shootings she told her dad what happened in class. >> she told me she was
. the driver ran from the crash and an all-out search and underway. >>> just three weeks after the sandy hook elementary massacre a gun show was held not far from the city of newtown. there was pressure from newtown officials to not hold the show, but organizers say this is how they make a living. some gun shows an hour away from newtown cancelled or rescheduled. gun dealers everywhere report strong sales since the november election and specially since sandy hook. >> a piedmont man's young daughter has motivate the him to get guns off the street. her reaction to the sandy hook incident prompted him to start his own cash for weapons program. we explain. >>> nicky jordan lives in piedmont. she's actually glad she's alive anywhere. >> one of the girls who didn't live in the husband got out the gun and put it to my head and pulled the trigger. >> that happened when she was ten. she said the girl laughed, saying the safety was on, then 17 years later she said her brother was shot by his best friend. >> my brother was shot through the head so i never got to see him again, and i raised him and it wa
, it was just this week, where the children of sandy hook elementary school went back to school to a new building. same desks were delivered. this weekend, not far from that community, though, controversy, over a gun show being held and the debate largely to how close the show is to newtown, and how soon after the tragedy. abc's mark greenblatt is in stamford, connecticut, tonight. >> reporter: just 40 miles away from sandy hook elementary, a gun show decided it must go on here. happening in the same city where the gunman's father lives. the timing of this show insensitive. >> i don't have a solid opinion on that. i'm not for or against it. but i would defend it by saying that it wasn't the gun. >> reporter: but the death of 20 first-graders and six staff members at sandy hook, prompted other gun shows to cancel their events, including one planned in nearby waterbury. >> i felt that the timing of a gun show so close to that tragic event, would be in bad taste. >> reporter: but across the country, attendance at gun shows is up. buyers today at this minnesota show said, they're expecting m
and high-capacity magazines like the ones used in the sandy hook shooting. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remmington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not what this is about. it is about ending the unnecessary risk of high-capacity assault rifles. that's what this is about. >> lawmakers in albany are already meeting behind closed doors to reach a deal on new gun laws that could be announced and voted on by the end of the week. >>> three days of a preliminary hearing have wrapped up in the case of suspected gunman from aurora, james holmes. witnesses in the courtroom said holmes showed some emotion for the first time in court yesterday. they say he smirked and even smiled as disturbing self-portraits were revealed by prosecutors. defense attorneys who claim that holmes is mentally ill, did not call any witnesses. a judge is expected to rule tomorrow, whether there is enough evidence to put holmes on trial. >>> and a controversial sheriff in arizona has launched a new plan to put 500 armed volunteers on patrol just outside of schools. joe arpaio is
of the sandy hook elementary school hasser. she spoke for the first time after the shooting in an exclusive interview with abc. >> how was newtown? >> tough. >> the first couple we spoke to that took out a cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. i about lost it. >> they say the december shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead brought back painful members. both are gun owners and supporters of 2nd amendment but they say what happened in sandy hook elementary school was a turning point. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom it's time to say "enough." >> today, she and kelly launch add new campaign aimed at reducing gun violence, taking on the gun lobby and pushing for background check for private gun sales and limiting high capacity magazine clips. >> two days after the sandy hook elementary school shooting, president obama issued a call to action. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> dealers say the threat of stricter gun[éx c!, u.u.] contrd a surge in sales. >> should anything change, they have what they need. >> vice president bide
the campus. the student is a self-proclaimed white supremist. >> just three weeks after the sandy hoag elementary massacre, gun show was held not far from the city of newtown. there was pressure not to hole the show but organizers say this is how they made their living. some gun shows an hour away cancelled or rescheduled. >> no idea what the president has in mind, but down the road, could be many things that could jeopardy do is gun show moat -- promoters and gun sale. >> the opportunityistic for gun control, leveraging the tragedy in sandy hook, is despicable. >> gun dealers everywhere report strong sales since the november election and especially since sandy hook. >> a piedmont man's ten-year-old daughter has motivate him to help gets guns off the streets. he started his own cash for guns program. reporter: micky jordan lives in piedmont. she is glad she is alive anywhere. >> one of the girls who didn't live in the house, got out a gun and put it to my head and pulled a trigger. >> that happened when she was ten. the said she girl laughed saying the safety was on. then 17 years late
laws following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. it is clear plenty of people across the country want to get their hand on guns and now. abc's mark greenblat has more. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show near los angeles over the weekend, the worry wasn't weapons but the size of the crowds. this father brought his daughter along to stock up. worried about looming gun reforms. >> we went through and came down here to got what we wanted before everything is illegal. >> reporter: closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on though in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. what did you say to the mayor? >> i say he is wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports a task force led by vice president joe biden is considering proposing universal background tracks for all gun buyers. tracking sale of weapons through a national database and stiff penalties for carrying gun
on monday. >>> the fate of sandy hook elementary school will be decided. they will discuss what to do in the wake of the massacre that left 26 people dead. options include razing the school, renovating it or building a new one. new school on the same property or somewhere else. >>> it appears there will be hockey after all this year. the nhl and its players union reached a tentative deal. paula is nodding her head yes. the players have been locked out since back in september wiping out nearly half of the season. >>> finally, story, dan, or any cat lover or any cat hater would probably appreciate. this is a cat, check him out here, who was caught trying -- allegedly trying to sneak into a prison in brazil with contraband strapped to its body. a cell phone, drill bits and files. the cat is now behind bars at an animal shelter. the lawyer says no comment. >> the cat has a lawyer. >> the look on his face is very guilty. that's all i'm saying. >> allegedly. >> reportedly. >> that was weird, huh? >> that was weird. i'm just very excited that the nhl is back tentatively. >> you're a red wing
that the president wants to move fast on the issue of gun control coming out of the sandy hook shooting. vice president biden's task force is likely to make recommendations before the inaugural and he told boston's mayor tom menino that it would be passed by the end of january. is that optimism on his part justified, and are you open to the kind of reforms the president has already talked about like a limit on high-capacity gun magazines and background checks to buyers at gun shows? >> well, first we need to concentrate on joe biden's group and what are they going to recommend? and after they do that, we'll decide what, if anything, is appropriate to do in this area, but the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that's going to dominate the congress between now and the end of march. none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority that spending and debt are going to have over the next two or three months. >> so you're not going to address this until after you address these three deadlines we talked about at the top of the program? >> yeah, the single biggest
of the sandy hook elementary school, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will be in connecticut tomorrow to meet the families in a private setting. she was shot in the head two years ago at a campaign event and forced to retire from the injuries. tonight a benefit concert will be held for the sandy hook victims at new vision church. >> in the wake of the tragedy another company is offering bullet proof clothing for children. it is made by a company in columbia that makes bullet roof items for adult, and the owner has been getting e-mails asking for children's sizes. among the items being made are backpacks and vests. the owner lands -- plans on selling them in the united states. interesting to hear the response. >> looking ahead to the forecast on friday, will it be outdoor weekend? >> well...depends on your definition. early saturday, maybe you can get stuff in. >> if you like the rain, it is your week end. now, trying to make everyone happy, it is dry weather, but mostly a lot of fox extreme weather center. coming up on 6:18, you can see looking down to the west, into san fran
for people trying to put their lives back together after hurricane sandy. >> the sworn in 113th congress gets down to business today. >> first up, a vote on $9 billion aid package if victims of super storm sandy only a fraction of the $60 bill in aid the senate approved. the house adjourned before a vote which set off a firestorm. northeast politicians erupted. >> republican leadership has turned their backs on knockers. >> we sent them there. we sent them there to do the work for us. not to sit down and play with each other. >> residents, some of whom lost everything, voiced their anger. >> they are supposed to be representing us. the $9 billion aid package covers flood insurance impacted by hurricane sandy. the house leadership promised a vote on a separate $51 billion package this month. with relief resolved the new congress will turn their attention to two big looming battles giving new members a taste of washington, dc, partisan divide. >> it is like walking into a dinner party where the couple that is hosting it is already in the middle of a fight. >> congress must address the automatic
looking for a job making cars, the motor city is the town for you. with superstorm sandy wrecking hundreds of thousands of cars, and auto sales at a five-year high, 2013 is expected to see an even bigger uptick in car buying. in the northeast, sandy also boosted home construction jobs. but there's also growing need in california and arizona, for contractors, master carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. all in places where homeowners are now more willing to spend money on their homes. and from san jose, california, and austin and houston, texas -- >> a lot of that's driven by the energy sector and technology sector. we're expecting to see that continued growth in the years to come. >> you don't have to wait for the monthly jobs report to gauge how the economy is doing. two signs to look out to see the economy is really recovering, new restaurants opening up. consumers feeling more comfortable going out and spending more money. look for an increase in the housing market and home prices rising as well. >> you'll see it in restaurants and home prices. thanks so much. >>> now, we move from th
, starting with hurricane andrew, way before katrina and sandy, there was andrew back in 1992. killed 15 people, second costliest storm in u.s. history adjusted for inflation and it really did change how hurricanes were forecast and how the nation really responded. that was beyond devastating for those communities down there in florida. >> the winds were gauged at 160 miles per hour and another huge story is the riots. the rodney king riots which happened after those four officers were acquitted in the beating of rodney king. they rioted over six days in april of 1992, looting, assault, murder occurred during the riots and estimates of property damage topped $1 billion. >> and they pulled that truck driver out and beat him with a brick. that was a dark time for the country and exposed relations in america. something that these stories of 1992, also a big year politically, as well. we all remember this guy. president clinton won election that year. the guy from hope, arkansas came into the white house and obviously, changed the face of politics. i remember my parents saying for the first
giffords. she arrives just as the 500 children of sandy hook elementary are returning to the classroom, and it happened this morning. there they were, looking out at us from the bus. a small symbol of resilience. and abc's amy robach tells us the story behind those moments. >> reporter: officials say the buses were packed and attendance was high as nearly 500 sandy hook students returned to class for the first time today. >> most of the kids were excited. they had seen friends they hadn't seen in awhile. they were anxious to get into the hallways and meet up with the other kids. and you could see the teachers had the same response. >> reporter: but for many parents, it was a difficult, emotional day. we were with erin and her first grader, lauren, last night, as they prepared for school. >> we just try to focus on the happy things. we really have no idea what we're doing. >> reporter: during the shooting, lauren's teacher hid her 15 students in a tiny bathroom. today, erin was one of many parents who stayed at school with their children. have you thought about next week and what each d
storm sandy. here's wabc's kristen thorn. >> reporter: it's not too often you can say that you're drinking beer for charity. but now you can. it's called surge protector, sandy relief ale. >> it's a true collaboration. >> reporter: eight breweries came together and created the ipa with one goal -- to raise money for those on the island still recovering from super storm sandy. one of those is one of their own, barrier brewing company in oceanside that was wiped out by the storm. >> we are stronger together than we are separate. this is a good demonstration of that. >> reporter: the eight breweries donated all the ingredients. >> the main ingredients of barley and hopps were all chipped in by everybody. >> and collaborated on the recipe. >> it is very hoppy, so it has the siteerous and pine flavors of the hops. >> reporter: it was brewed, bottled and labeled at blue point brewing company. >> the buzz is definitely starting to build and i think people will be psyched when it does finally come out. >> reporter: all the beer will be given to a distributor here on long island who wil
in new jersey, after his passionate and forceful response to hurricane sandy. and yesterday, he laid down a challenge to the politicians in washington. >> even with heartfelt believes, bipartisan compromise is possible. maybe the folks in washington in both parties could learn something from our record here in new jersey. >> and governor chris christie joins us now. you know, that comes on top of last week's press conference where you were very tough on house speaker john boehner, on sandy aid. and you took on the toxic and internal politics of house republicans. what do you want your party to learn? >> first off, something like sandy is and was above politics. there's certain things, george, that happen in our lives that have to be above politics that both parties try to rise above, as hard as it is for them sometimes. i would like them to learn to listen. listen to the people in my state. listen to the people in the state of new york. they're suffering and hurting. they don't understand why they had to wait seven-times longer than the victims of katrina. >> the aid is still held up. do
authorities say the station suffered extensive damage from super storm sandy and believe this may be from an electrical fault after the storm. >> the giants are showing off their championship trophies from 2010 and 2012 world series. 39t. and it's free to see the trophy and take your own photos. the tour will raise money for the junior giants program to see when the trophy will stop in your home town, go to abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv". >> brace yourself for cold weather. >> here the accuweather forecast. >> it is going to be changing big-time this week. middle of the week, much cooler weather. we're talking about low snow levels. we'll show you that in a moment. live doppler 7hd showing you some cloud cover. we have in fog. visibility is dropping right now. santa rosa reporting half a mile visibility with fog and visibility is low around concord, livermore, fairfield so we're headed towards dense fog advisory cry tier cramp most other areas in the 40s and 50s. here's the highlights. areas of dense fog tonight. we're looking at colder conditions mid-week with chance of showers
of superstorm sandy. the president signed into law a bill that increases fema's borrowing authority. l lawmakers on capitol hill are set to vote on another payment of $51 billion to flood victims. >>> overseas, president bashar assad gave his first speech in months. he rejected calls to step down and tried to just fie his crackdown on government rebels. he outlined what he called a peace plan, including a new constitution. a state department official says he's detached from reality. >>> rescue teams are spending another day looking for the head of the famded missoni design house. >>> hillary clinton returns to her office at the state department today for the first time in a month. clinton was released from the hospital last week after being treated for a blood clot. before that, she came down with a stomach flu and suffered a concussion. her time as secretary of state is expected to end within days. >>> a 17-year-old alabama high school student is due in court this morning, accused of plotting to blow up his school. police say the suspect, derek shrouf is a self-proe lamed white supremacist. he'
hopping on different surfaces. we looked at doing this on concrete surfaces and on sandy surfaces and rocky surfaces. >> they can carry cameras and microscopes and send findings to an orbiting satellite to learn where it came from and whether humans can land there. >> it could be key to proving or disproving on how the universe began. >> at stanford for abc7 news. >> don't think i saw our moon driving into work. did new. >> no. i did not notice. >> no. i didn't, either. >> you cannot see it because of the clouds. >> no, you cannot. good morning, everyone. all eyes to the sky to morning but from the east bay hills camera all the way back across emeryville to san francisco. live doppler 7 hd tells the story today, we have spinning up north checking out the showers coming from the northwest and when they pass to the south we have radar closest to the snow so we will use that and zoom in. skyline boulevard shows the possibility of snow this morning and we have a winter wet advisory for the santa cruz mountains with a couple of inches possible on the grassy surface until 1:00 o'clock.
super storm sandy and believe this may be from an electrical fault after the storm. >> the giants are showing off their championship trophies from 2010 and 2012 world series. they'll visit 39 cities. and it's free to see the trophy and take your own photos. the tour will raise money for the junior giants program to see when the trophy will stop in your home town, go to abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv". >> brace yourself for cold weather. >> here the accuweather forecast. >> it is going to be changing big-time this week. middle of the week, much cooler weather. we're talking about low snow levels. we'll show you that in a moment. live doppler 7hd showing you some cloud cover. we have in fog. visibility is dropping right now. santa rosa reporting half a mile visibility with fog and visibility is low around concord, livermore, fairfield so we're headed towards dense fog advisory cry tier cramp most other areas in the 40s and 50s. here's the highlights. areas of dense fog tonight. we're looking at colder conditions mid-week with chance of showers: the dense fog advisory, midn
in sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. president obama wants a report from biden's task force with policy plans by the end of the month. bay area congressman thompson is holding similar meetings here. our reporter will have more on that in ten minutes. >> the petaluma police are warning parents when a man tried to lure a 14-year-old in his car on monday afternoon. investigators say the man asked the girl who attends another girl if she needed a ride and she refused and continued walking. police say the man apologized but insisted she get in the car. she flagged down a passerby for help and the suspect drove off. detectives describe the man as hispanic, approximately 20 to 30, with no facial hair, bald, and a tan complexion and was wearing a black t-shirt. >> this morning, oakland police will reveal details on the second theft in two months at the oakland museum of california. this time, burglars stole an $800,000 golden box which happened on monday morning. the burglars stole a piece of quartz from the gold rush era. >> a water emergency is forcing an oakland hospital to postp
the pile and authorities say the station was damaged during super storm sandy in october. >> an investigation is underway into why a tanker ship scraped the bay bridge. next, what we are lending about the shipping accident. a man guiding the tanker has been checked out before. >> a handful of traffic trouble spots is turning your morning here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc7 news. >> good morning. it is tuesday. thanks for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. time to check on the weather forecast. we have a familiar face. >> good morning, leigh. >> good morning to you. live doppler 7 hd showing you will "all clear" this morning rain-wise. the exception is dense fog with visibility reduced less than quarter of a mile in fair filed and novato and half a mile in napa and santa rosa but not as widespread as yesterday morning. the dense fog advisory has been
local children are reaching out to those at sandy hook elementary. >>> bragging on facebook lands one teenager in trouble with the law. the posting he wishes he never made. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. the kids are back in school this upcoming week after the holiday break. will we see any rain? and what about the temper >> children and their parents gathered in san francisco making valentine cards and held a silent auction to raise funds for newtown. >> i told my daughter, who is six years old, that we're coming together as a community. something did something very dad at a school and hurt the kids so we're making an event where everybody can -- >> ama: newtown was originally asking for snow flakes as a show of support but officials say they received enough slowflakes to cover the entire state. so today these children created one large valentine to send to newtown. >> the iconic building that once housed san francisco's exploratorium is looking for a new tenant. the building went for $490,000 a year. it was originally built for the 1915 panama pacific exposition and made to look like a
. >> the house of representatives pass add disaster relief bill for victims of super storm sandy. the vote a few days after northeast officials blasted congress for not including the relief in the fiscal cliff bill. the money is just under $0 -- $10 billion. a vote on another $51 billion is expected later this month. >> a major milestone for the 15-year-old pakistani girl who took on the taliban and survived being shot in the head by them. she now is out of the hospital. she was released from the hospital in england this morning and still needs more cranial reconstruction but doctors felt it would be beneficial if she spent time with her family and air lited to britain in october after being attacked. she blogged about girls, education, and accused the taliban of promoting ignorance and they forbid girls to be in the classroom. >> our meteorologist, mike nicco, ahead with the forecast. >> computers models are less bullish on the rain. so we could have more time outside this weekend where it will be dry. hard to believe we have rain when we see the beautiful sky from emeryville but i will tell yo
in tucson. tonight, a benefit concert for the sandy hook elementary school victims is held at new vision church. >> the u.s. labor department is set to release the latest monthly jobs report in an hour. some predict the unemployment rate for december will remain at 7.7 percent. economists forecast that employees or employers added 155,000 jobs last month. three reports released yesterday show companies may have continued to hire although the white house and congress were battling over the fiscal cliff. >> this morning a warning is going out to anyone who dropped off mail at the main post office recently in almeda. a big, box was stolen last weekend which was next to a parking lot. it is unclear when it was stolen or when workers last picked up the mail from it. check to see if any mail you sent has arrived. they advise customers to check credit cards and bank statements for unusual activists. >> crews are working in san francisco installing a light sculpture on the bay bridge. we got a close up look of the job with workers putting up the first of 25,000 l.e.d. lights on the cables of the
in congress today to help the battered northeast rebuild after super storm sandy. the house of representatives flood insurance program pay for 115,000 claims. the house taking up a larger package january 15th providing $51 kbrinl to hard hit areas in new jersey, new york and connecticut. >> former arizona congress woman gabrielle giffords is visiting newtown, connecticut today, offering their support after the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school. she met with local officials as well as u.s. senator bloomenthal and lieutenant government nancy wiman. she is still recovering after being shot in the head almost two years ago. >> this picture shows president obama being briefed after it happened last month. you can see he appeared to be somber as he spoke with john brennan and said that was quote, the worst day of his presidency. >> berkeley assembly woman nancy skinner plans to reintroduce legislation to tighten ammunition purchases requiring all to show identification and require all ammunition sales be reported to the department of justice. among other things banning kits converting
as access to guns. >> with the one month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school approaching washington is facing pressure to take meanful action. former congressman gabrielle giffords who was badly injured two years ago is taking a prominent roam. she and her husband have launched an effort to push action on questions of mental health, high capacity gun magazines and background checks on purchases. >> i bought a gun at wall heart and i went through a back ground check. why can't we make it more difficult for criminals and mentally ill to get guns. >> the shock over the elementary school shootings is leading to gun "buy back" programs. >> if we can prevent one innocent child being the victim of an accident or the target of unstable person it is well worth our time. at the same time, gun stores say their merchandise is flying off the shelves. >> people want to be able to protect themselves. >> the biden task forces hopes to make recommendations by the end of the month and president obama may act by executive order before congress. >> thank you very were. our time is 5:36. one
the shooting at the sandy hook elementary is a turning point. a somber remembrance of the 2011 shooting tragedy. bells tolled for the 6 killed and 13 wounded two years ago. former congresswoman gabby giffords one was of the wounded. after a long recovery, she's now fighting back, launching a new campaign taking on the gun lobby. they're pushing for background checks for private gun sales and limits to high capacity magazine clips. >> how do we get to the point where 85% of the children in the world that are killed with guns are killed in the united states? >> reporter: last week, they comforted families of victims of the sandy hook elementary shooting. she spoke for the first time after in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. >> you have a gun? >> yes. >> we're both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> so it is the common sense consensus you're going for? >> we are. and i think most gun owners are in the same camp with us. >> reporter: there's mounting pressure on washington to take meaningful action to prevent another gun tragedy. a new ad for mayors agai
survived the attack at sandy hook elementary, returned to class thursday without incident. on the same day, connecticut's governor ordered a review of the state's gun laws there. >>> and a massive settlement from the 2010 oil spill. drilling giant, transocean, the owner of the rig that exploded, has agreed to pay a $1.4 billion fine to settle the government's claims against the company. the money will be used to fund recovery projects all along the gulf coast. >>> and take a look at this dramatic rescue about 200 miles off of new orleans there in the gulf. a coast guard crew plucking a sick man and his wife from their sailboat. they were heading to houston when their 64-foot boat got caught up in some rough weather. and the man suffered an apparent heart attack. after being airlifted to the hospital, he is now reported to be in stable condition. >> take a look at this -- this morning we're getting a very rare glimpse at the preroyal life of princess diana. photo, about to go up for auction. believed to be from a swiss ski trip in 1980. this is before diana met prince charles. it shows a 19
at sandy hook elementary school. signs of grief and support from across the country blanketing their town three weeks after the attack. the town deciding where to put it all. and this evening, not far from that town, a gun show this weekend. in fact, gun shows across the country seeing booming business amid fears the white house might soon act on gun control. here's abc's mark greenblatt. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show in los angeles over the weekend. the worry wasn't weapons, but the size of the crowd. this father brought her daughter along to stock up, worried about looming gun reform. >> we went through and came down to get what we wanted before everything's illegal. >> reporter: but closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. >> what would you say to the mayor? >> i'd say he's wrong. >> why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: the washington post reports a task for
drought and, of course, superstorm sandy. the house was there -- >> right. >> reporter: and the water pushed it all the way over here. many cities had record warmth, including washington, d.c., where a lack of action on man-made climate change is likely to mean 2012 is just a glimpse into an unpleasant future, according to many scientists. so, we shouldn't expect this is the last record? >> this is by no means the last record. i mean, you really got to think of climate change as something that increases our risk for being unlucky. so, we need to prepare up front, as we move into, you know, this warmer, hotter, more extreme world. >> reporter: so, how do we prepare? her advice, take stock of where you live and protect your home by doing things like becoming more energy efficient, getting a generator, possibly, buying flood insurance, maybe, and possibly even raising up your water heater if it's in the basement. diane? >> and i know you are going to be speaking with an american family going through their house to address just that. >> reporter: fascinating. >> thank you so much, dan. th
to the rain that is coming. sandy is here with leif doppler 7 hd. >> yes and as we look at leif doppler 7 hd signs of change already. we are seeing a few clouds out there are next changes come in the form of temperatures so lack at the current readings you will notice we are in the mid upper 30's coldest inlistened valley compared to 24 hours ago. the temperatures in most areas are up. which is a good indication that yes it will be cold tomorrow morning in the valley but not as cold as this in the valleys. when the rain will fall and wet weather will affect the weekend plans. >> thanks. santa clara county district attorney charged maintenance worker late ka with the murder of suspected car thief. 26-year-old riccardo hernandez confronted christopher in underground garage on monday morning investigators believe it was an attempted vigilant justice. he followed his boss orders to detain the victim. attempted citizen arrest ended with deadly gunfire. hernandez is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. >>> u.s. postal inspectors and alameda police look for mailbox stolen from the main
degrees and below. good evening. >> let's begin with those warnings and sandy. >> no one is escaping the cold tonight. check out live doppler 7 hd right now and the skies are clear. dry air mass. we are in for a freezing cold night. here are the current temperatures. already 36 in napa. 38 degrees in fairfield. 39 in santa rosa. and as you look here a good part of the bay area under freeze warnings frost advisory. freeze warning friday saturday morning 2 to 8:00 a.m. indicated by dark purple entire north bay, east bay interior valley and santa clara valley including san jos jose. mid 20's to low 30's. frost advisory lighter purple. bayshore line. same time period. low to mid 30's. make sure produce text your plants, pets and pipes. i'll be back with complete look at the forecast including overnight low plus look at the weekend in just a few minutes. >> okay thanks very much. >> inland east bay temperatures will be among the coldest in the bay area and folks already feeling the chill tonight. allen is live in do you want livermore with more for us. allen? >> if you look b
snap not over an ad to the rain that is coming. sandy is here with leif doppler 7 hd. >> yes and as we look at leif doppler 7 hd signs of change already. we are seeing a few clouds out there are next changes come in the form of temperatures so lack at the current readings you will notice we are in the mid upper 30's coldest inlistened valley compared to 24 hours ago. the temperatures in most areas are up. which is a good indication that yes it will be cold tomorrow morning in the valley but not as cold as this in the valleys. when the rain will fall and wet weather will affect the weekend plans. >> thanks. santa clara county district attorney charged maintenance worker late ka with the murder of suspected car thief riccardo-year-old riccardo hernandez confronted christopher in underground garage on monday morning investigators believe it was an attempted vigilant justice. he followed his boss orders to detain the victim. attempted citizen arrest ended with deadly gunfire. hernandez is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. >>> u.s. postal inspectors and alameda police look for
to drop to 32 degrees and below. good evening. >> let's begin with those warnings and sandy. >> no one is escaping the cold tonight. check out live doppler 7 hd right now and the skies are clear. dry air mass. we are in for a freezing cold night. here are the current temperatures. already 36 in napa. 38 degrees in fairfield. 39 in santa rosa. and as you look here a good part of the bay area under freeze warnings frost advisory. freeze warning friday saturday morning 2 to 8:00 a.m. indicated by dark purple entire north bay, east bay interior valley and santa clara valley including san jos jose. mid 20's to low 30's. frost advisory lighter purple. bayshore line. same time period. low to mid 30's. make sure produce text your plants, pets and pipes. i'll be back with complete look at the forecast including overnight low plus look at the weekend in just a few minutes. >> okay thanks very much. >> inland east bay temperatures will be among the coldest in the bay area and folks already feeling the chill tonight. allen is live in do you want livermore with more for us. allen? >> i
. >>> for the first time since superstorm sandy plowed across the northeast, residents are returning to some of the hardest-hit areas of the jersey shore. the state of emergency has been lifted for communities like normandy beach, seaside heights and tom's river. but authorities are warning with so much debris still not cleared away, getting around could the dangerous. >> good to see them back. nine weeks later. that's a long time away from home. >>> time, now, for weather from across the country on this tuesday morning. warmer-than-normal from l.a. to new york. showers along the coast, from south carolina to florida. heavy rain, hail, and high winds in the south. i'm sorry, in south and east texas. snow, from el paso into new mexico. also, some rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> mostly 40s from seattle into the northern rockies. 30s in the upper midwest. 50s in dallas and atlanta. 70 in new orleans. >>> when we come back this morning, dream on. a fire sparks new safety questions about boeing's 787 dreamliner. >>> then, turning the tables. after getting a huge taxpayer bailo
tornadoes, wildfires, a massive drought, and, of course, superstorm sandy. many cities had record warmth, including washington, d.c., where a lack of action on man made climate change is likely to mean 2012 is just a glimpse into an unpleasant future, according to many scientists. how do we prepare? take stock of where you live and make some sensible precautions. consider buying flood insurance or raising up your water heater if it's in the basement and look at perhaps a generator. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> how about all the folks that said oh, this climate crisis is nonsense. no global warming, what are they saying now? >> it's just interesting to me. i'm no scientist, but if for those that doubt climate change/global warming, if it doesn't exist, explain the numbers to me. i'm open to it, just give me another explanation for why we're seeing all this horrific weather and why the data suggests we're living in a hotter world. >> you noticed snowing on halloween, you know, 50 degrees in january. it doesn't make sense. >> let's take a look at your wednesday hump day weather. the h
advised as spencer and sandy are in and you can traffic it on line. temperatures in the upper 30's for livermore and fairfield and santa rosa and everyone else is low-to-mid 40's. 47 in san francisco the warm spot this morning. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40's in the monterey bay, and girl provide is cooler at 39. scattered showers are possible the next two days which will be light and scattered and frosty night for a lot of us, all the way through the week end and another chance of a scattered shower on saturday. high pressure to the east. high pressure to the west. the cold air is moving through. a lot of cold air but not much moisture. we have a chance of scattered showers they will not drop much other than bringing in really cold air. at 7:00 this morning, cloudy out there, and at 1:00 o'clock, scattered shower will develop across the cold front which is still in mendocino and at 5:00 you can see scattered shower or two around the bay area moving in and through the south bay by 9:00 and when we get in the colder air the bet chance -- best chance for a shower is in that are
surprise after superstorm sandy. how some generous people gave a hard luck couple a place to call home. >> that's a great story. >>> and later, making a splash. olympic gold medalist missy franklin is back in the water, swimming for her high school team and admitting she's actually kind of nervous. >> who wants to swim in high school against missy franklin? i mean, my goodness. look at that. >> yeah, she took a few folks to school, literally and figuratively. >>> but first, the tone of the gun control debate shifts dramatically today, as the nation's most powerful gun lob beau meets with the vice president. >> the nra has already said it opposes any new restrictions being placed on gun ownership. abc's karen travers is covering the gun debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. we thought the battle over the fiscal cliff was nasty and partisan. that may be mild compared to what's coming in the gun control debate. yesterday, vice president biden started to navigate that complicated issue. last month's tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary shook
funds for hurricane sandy, a bill to do just that is headed to president obama's desk. lawmakers got $10 billion. another bill authorized, $51 billion in additional aid will come up for a vote in the house in ten days. >>> and love was in the air in china on friday. thousands of couples across the country died the knot because of the date. in mandarin, january 4th, 2013, sounds similar to the phrase, i will love you for all of my life. and those who got married because of the date. i got two words. [ speaking foreign language ] you know what that means? >> no. >> prenup. prenup, in mandarin. >> i thought you were romantic. >> no. >> thank you. >>> we turn, now, to the two, shocking back-to-back stories about alcohol and airlines. in one case, passengers took matters into their own hands, going to extremes to restrain a drunk passenger. and the other case, a pilot was arrested before takeoff when someone smelled alcohol on his breath. first up, abc's lisa stark joins us from reagan national airport outside washington, with details about that pilot. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good mo
. at 9:00 why hurricane sandy could be to blame for this. >> then at 11:pé$/ late details on a!! ship colliding with the bay bridge z why san francisco bay act yi activities say there is more than that we should be worried about. >> that does it for this edition of abc 7 news. >> from all of us so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. this is "jeopardy!" plelcome today's contestants -- an international education specialist f rom washington d.c.... a project specialist from kansas ciease wssouri... and our returning champion, an underwriter from wheaton, illinois... [ applause ] and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny gilbert. thank you
fine. >> still ahead, new congress sworn in. plus... >> students from sandy hook elementary school return to class for the first time since a massacre that took lives of 20 classmates and six staff. i'll have the story coming up. >> i'm michael finney, unwanted telemarketing calls to put a stop to them, and they have a cash reward. >>> it was like the first day of school. everybody. there were therapy dogs and parents rmt and anxiety. everybody was, i think happy to get back in the swing of things. >> for the first time since the shooting the young students returned to class today. >> they nufd a school in a town of monroe. >> wendy gillett reports from monroe, connecticut for us. >> students arrived by bus to face what turned out to be an ordinary day. police termed it mundane, nothing to report. exactly what they wanted as children and teachers came together for the first time since the december 14th shootings in newtown. >> most kids were excited. they're seeing friends they hadn't seen, they were anxious to meet up with other kids. you can see teachers had the same response. ex
the horror at sandy hook elementary school. she and her husband, mark kelly, spent a day with some of the victims' families. >> first couple we spoke to. the dad took out his cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. and i just about lost it. >> reporter: the couple told diane that newtown was their turning point. >> i have a gun. gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. but we have to do something to keep the guns from getting into the wrong hands. >> reporter: and this morning -- >> yes, yes. >> reporter: -- on the two-year anniversary of the shooting in tucson, they plan to do something about it. announcing their campaign for responsible changes to gun laws. working with politicians to take high-powered gun lobbyists head-on. they hope to engage the nation in a real discussion about preventing gun violence. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> and they are taking this nationwide. also on the cover of "usa today" this morning. everyone can see more of diane's exclusive interview wit
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two months after super storm sandy barreled across the northeast, a state of emergency has been lifted for some of the hardest hit areas of the jersey shore. that means many displaced residents, including normandy beach, seaside heights and tom's river can now move back home for good. power and water have been restored in most spots but piles of debris still stack much of the area. >> after going through katrina in new orleans, i'm sensitive to horrible weather storms. nine weeks and some of those folks are just now being allowed to go home. imagine being displaced that long from your home. >> i was upset about two weeks. i can't imagine nine weeks. i did some community service and it's just an unbelievable sight still. >> and it will be unbelievable resilience to build those communities back, but they will come back. >> they will. >>> with that, let's take a look at your tuesday weather, everybody. some avalanche warnings in the cascades. up to eight inches of snow in the northern rockies. snow from new mexico into el paso. severe storms around houston and san antonio and corpus chris
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